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NAFA presents Shi Shu Cheng & Family Concert


Shi Shu Cheng (ʯ) & Family Concert

18 & 19 Jan 2006

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) will be co-organising a fundraising concert with the Mountbatten PAP Community Foundation and the Mountbatten Constituency Sports Club on Wed, 18 Jan and Thu, 19 Jan 2006 at 8pm in the Victoria Concert Hall. This event is sponsored by Christofori Music School.
The concert features internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor, Shi Shu Cheng and his family of talented musicians from China.
Proceeds will benefit NAFA Scholarship Fund and the educational programmes and activities of the Mountbatten Constituency.
Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Manpower will be the Guest of Honour at the premiere on 18 Jan 2006.
Mr Shi Shu Cheng was one of the composers of the piano concerto Yellow River ƺӸЭ. His adaptation of this piece was recorded and declared by critics as an outstanding and authoritative interpretation of the concerto.
In recognition of his superb skills and high performance standards, The Hong Kong Times dubbed him A Rare Pianist Maestro, a Gem of the Chinese Music Arena.
When the China Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 2000, he was appointed the Assistant Artistic Director.
Biography of Mr Shi Shu Cheng

Shi Shucheng is a renowned pianist and conductor in China. In his childhood, he was already awarded the first prize at the Beijing joint Concert for Children.
In 1958, he was admitted into the music school attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where he studied under the guidance of professor Li Changsun. He gave his piano recital debut at age of sixteen. In 1969, after graduated from the Conservatory with flying colors he became a soloist of the Central Philharmonic Society of China.
Shi Shucheng studied conducting with Mr David Gilbert, an American conductor and made his conducting debut with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra in 1981.
Two years later he won the DAAD scholarship of the Federal Republic of Germany and a Scholarship from Friedrich-Naumann. He enrolled at the Cologne Musikhochschule and followed the well-known conductor, maestro Volk Wangenheim. During his three-year study, Shi Shucheng had his guest appearances in more then ten cities and performed in television programs in Germany.
Shi Shucheng has given more than a thousand concerts at home and abroad. He has a wide repertoire of Chinese and western classical works.
As a soloist, Shi Shucheng has cooperated with numerous well-known conductors; as a conductor he has also worked with some famous soloists and symphony orchestras. Shi Shucheng has recorded a lot of recordings with various international labels. His playing was widely acclaimed as the most prominent and authoritative interpretation by both musicians and critics at home and abroad.
Shis superb skills and excellent performance standards have both received high appreciation by the critics and also earned him two awards presented by the Chinese Ministry of Culture in 1981 and 1991.He is dubbed the gem of the Chinese music arena and a rare pianist maestro.
After the China Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in May 2000, Shi shucheng was appointed as the Assistant Artistic Director of the orchestra.
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